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Sam Gambarini
Sam had regular violin lessons since the age of 12 and at 14 became interested in keyboard instruments, the Hammond organ in particular. After a period of private jazz piano tuition with local teachers within the area of his native Rimini in Italy he joined the UM (Centro Professione Musica) in Milano. Here he obtained a jazz piano diploma receiving tuition from the renowned pianist Franco D'Andrea. During the saure years he completed a university degree in music (DAMS) the dissertation researching the field of jazz music and National Broadcasting, and he also attended the summer jazz clinics of Siena Jazz. From the year 2000 Sam has lived in London where he has been inspired by many live gigs featuring Hammond players such as Jimmy Smith, Joey DeFrancesco, Larry Goldings, Lonnie Smith and others.
In London he had lessons with the British organ legend Mike Carr and obtained a First Class Honours Degree in jazz music from Middlesex University. Very soon Sam became established in the London jazz scene where today he is in regular demand as a jazz organist by many different musicians.
During this period in the UK he has played, amongst others, with Andy Sheppard, Dave O'Higgins, Clark Tracey, Jim Mullen (guitarist with Brian Auger and Jimmy Smith), Dave Cliff, Butch Thomas (saxophonist with Jaco Pastorius and Sting), Nigel Price James (Taylor Quartet's guitarist). His main influences in jazz are deeply rooted in the jazz mainstream. The principal source of inspiration comes from Jimmy Smith, Melvine Rhine, Larry Young, Winton Kelly, Wes Montgomery ,Grant Green, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Lou Donaldson.
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Blue Groove
33jazz 158
recorded June 2006 in Dunstable/Great Britain
Sam Gambarini, Hammond organ
Colin Oxley, guitar
Gideon Marcus, drums
Introducing ...
Freestyle Records FSRCD046
recorded 2008 in Rochford/Great Britain
Gary Crockett, bass
Snowboy, congas
John Willmott, alto sax, tenor sax, flute
Neil Robinson, drums
Sam Gambarini, Hammond organ
Leigh Gracie, guitar
Less Is More
Cinedelic Records CNCD 31

Sam Gambarini, organ
Alessandro Scala, sax
Marco Tamburini, trumpet
Fabio Nobile, drums

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MP3 "Invitation", from the album "Blue Groove"
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